Johnny Depp Bestowed Top French Honour

July 08, 2006 04:58:43 GMT

Depp was presented the Grand Medaille de Vermeil.

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Hollywood movie star Johnny Depp adding one more award to his collection as he's been granted Paris' Grand Medaille de Vermeil, an award given to those who demonstrate devotion to the city.

The actor was handed the award, known as the highest honor for achievement in the French capital, by the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe at the French premiere of his new film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest".

"The country itself, the city itself has been very kind to me. It introduced me to my beautiful girl Vanessa, gave me two beautiful kids - doesn't get better than that," Depp, who came to the premiere with girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, said.


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